Never mess with the Supernatural fandom. That was the lesson of the 2013 People’s Choice Awards. The ceremony, with all of its revelations and trepidation, took place Wednesday night, and Supernatural – with all of its stars and affiliated individuals – make quite the stunning appearance.
Supernatural’s always been that little show that could; halfway into its eighth season, it’s still going strong despite the fact that it’s always been a cult show with a small viewership. It’s struggled, changed networks, gone through hell both literally and metaphorically, and yet it’s still here. And, with the way things are going, it may still be here for a while; the ratings appear to have increased significantly since season, and the show’s presence and success at the awards can only increase its chances.
Supernatural snagged the award for best science fiction/fantasy show; its two stars were also nominated for best dramatic actor, but, as any Supernatural fan will tell you, you do not put Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki against each other in a competition. They’re a package deal, which explains why this particular award went to Nathan Fillion instead. Still, It’s not just the show but also the fandom that was honored last night; Supernatural fans won “favorite fan following” with a viewership that’s significantly lower than many other shows in the running, including Once Upon a Time and The Walking Dead. We may be few, but we’re passionate and we will get this show the recognition it deserves. You don’t mess with us.
The best part, however, was the attendance of the stars themselves. When the show was nominated (and won) several categories last year, none of the cast or crew were invited to the ceremony; as a result of which all hell broke loose (I’d say “literally,” but given the content of the show, I’m forced to avow that Mark Pellegrino did not make his satanic presence known).